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Old 12-08-2013, 06:42 PM   #1
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I bought a Sears Craftsman 25 gallon air compressor 2 1/2 years ago that is in the unopened box, never used. I do not have plans in the near future of using it. Is it bad to let sit unused like letting a car sit without starting it and running periodically?

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Old 12-08-2013, 07:04 PM   #2
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Oil less?
Is it stored in a dry area?

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Old 12-08-2013, 07:08 PM   #3
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I think you will be fine--however, before putting it in service, spin the compressor by hand to redistribute the oil--and change the oil.

That's a big boy--25 Gallon tank.
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:11 PM   #4
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From Sears description:

"Aluminum single-stage oil lube pump with cast iron cylinders give quality performance"

It sits in the garage, a dry area but not heated although this is Tucson AZ so no long cold winter but summer is hot.
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:14 PM   #5
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This one:

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-profe...&blockType=G17
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If it has never been run,you should be safe from the moisture damage that can cause tanks to rust---

I just retired one rather like that----I bought it in 1980---left it plugged in and under pressure for almost 15 years----I stand by what I said---you will be fine--that's a tough unit.
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I'm sure that if it was sitting in a Sears warehouse somewhere, they'd sell it without a thought. Check the oil before you run it. Run it for an hour or so. Change the oil.
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Thanks all.
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:23 PM   #9
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Or you could do a noble thing and donate said compressor to some deserving DIY'r.....

Call it a secret Santa gift....

In all seriousness....maybe donate it to a school or church.
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I think I'll let it sit where it is for now. My original plans for using it were derailed by financial and relationship issues which hopefully are getting worked out.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:08 AM   #11
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To leave it sit I would open the petcock on the bottom of the tank. That way if there is any condensation it will drain out. I mean leave it open while in storage.

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